September 17, 2013

A house for a Princess Bride in Daly City

Some houses are straight from a fairy tale, some from Hollywood, and some are from a story book.  So is this delightful domicile in Daly City, which includes some magical features!

130916-sandiego-redfin363 San Diego Ave
Daly City, CA 94014

4 Beds
3 Baths
— Sq. Ft.
Built: —
Lot Size: —
On Redfin: 53 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached, Single-Family Home
Community: Original Daly City
MLS#: 411057
Style: Traditional, Cottage
County: San Mateo

New Remodel detach craftsmen house comes with 3 bedroom and 2 bath. High ceiling, Large living dining area. Included in Master suite walking cloth set, amazing full bath with 6ft jet tub, walk-in showing. second bathroom has build-in washer and dryer. 1 year old roof, new water heater and New Furnace. Long drive way can park up to 4 cars. separated cottage with additional 1 bed 1 bath need some TLC but great Potential. separate large garage need TLC. Large Lot with 2 back yard area.

130916-sandiego-livingA walking cloth set? Sold! And it comes with a walk-in showing! That’s a whole lot of walking going on in this fairy-tale cottage! But wait, there’s more!

This amazing living room is exactly where you would find one of the many delightful featured creatures in the movie The Princess Bride. We hope you can spot it right away.

If you can’t, here’s a free clue.  Just go watch the film now that you know where the ROUS live.

130916-sandiego-roundtableMaybe that’s why the house has been on and off the market since 2009.

Bunus: Many houses featured on Burbed have photos of neighborhood features included in the listing.  This home, like many others, has a few shots taken in the general vicinity of the house, including the BART station (just 4 blocks away!).  Whoo-whoo!

But we believe this is the first listing we’ve ever seen that included a pic of a Round Table Pizza franchise.

Comments (5) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 7:03 am

June 14, 2013

Game of Thrones in Daly City

130613-parkview-throneWe love featuring all kinds of Bay Area Real Estate win: the bad listing photos, the atrocious listing copy, the ridiculous pricing, the uncorrectable defects better known as location fail, the horrendous décor choices, or any other example of Realty WTF that our readers send us.

Today’s entry will start your weekend off well.  While Game of Thrones just finished its third season on HBO, you can play the game on the Peninsula! Thanks very much to Burbed reader waiting_for_the_fall for this fantastic installment!

130613-parkview-redfin96 PARKVIEW Ave
Daly City, CA 94014

3 Beds
2 Baths
1,150 Sq. Ft.
$425 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1922
Lot Size: 3,300 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 40 days
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Community: ‘Original’ Daly City
MLS#: 81315124
Stories: 1
County: San Mateo

Complete fixer in great Daly City neighborhood. City approved remodel plans in place to create legal 3 bedroom 2 bath. Large corner lot close to transportation and shopping. Detached garage and private, low maintenance yard. Lots of sweat equity in this home ready for the handy buyer!

First let’s have a good look around, especially that low maintenance yard.


What does waiting_for_the_fall have to say about this charming cottage?

I got another one for you.  This one is a real stinker.

Check out the steps up to both toilets.  I’ve heard of toilets called thrones before, but this is taking it a bit too far.  The listing history is like a roller coster.  How can anyone think this crapshack (with toilet thrones!) is worth 489k?!?


If anyone buys this house at the listed price, they are mentally insane.

If everyone is high on bubbly, that’s not mental insanity. That’s a day in the Bay Area that ends with “-y”!  Y for Yes We Are!

Comments (2) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

June 15, 2012

Huge lot in Blossom Valley… Daly City?

Here comes another weekend, so let’s end on a high note.  This one is on the high end of the Peninsula: Daly City!  If you went any further north you’d be out of the burbs!

Daly City, CA 94014


120614-clayton-fireplaceBATHS: 2
SQ. FT.: 1,870
$/SQ. FT.: $294
LOT SIZE: 3,978 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Attached Single Family
STYLE: Contemporary
VIEW: City Lights
COMMUNITY: Blossom Valley
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81222584
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 1 day

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms upstairs with an in-law unit down (not warranted). Remodeled kitchen. Updated bathrooms. Beautiful city views. Two car side by side garage. Quiet cul-de-sac location.

120614-clayton-viewWe didn’t even know that there was more than one Blossom Valley, let alone a Blossom Valley with City Lights views.  And there are indeed City Lights views in the first picture, thanks to the glare off the car in the driveway. 

Wonder why the listing copy isn’t screaming “Views! Views! Views!”  Because this one ought to be adding another $150K to the asking price.

And we meant it about the big lot.  Take a look!


And check out the listing history!  This house could be the basis of its own soap opera.


Finally, it’s about time we ran another pink house in honor of our founder’s taste in paint.

Comments (5) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

December 13, 2011

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Cheapest House in Daly City!

DEALS, DEALS, DEALS, we’re going to keep them coming for you!  Let’s see what kind of DEAL we can find in the land of little boxes on the hillside.  If they all look just the same, then grab yourself the cheapest one!

If there’s somewhere you want to see a DEAL, let us know in comments!  We want to be sure these DEALS represent your favorite places!  Remember, Black Friday Deals run right up until Christmas!

Today’s DEAL is is a discount for the city misspelling the street name.

322 ACCACIA St, Daly City, CA 94014


SQ. FT.: 610
$/SQ. FT.: $326
LOT SIZE: 2,500 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
COMMUNITY: Southern Hills
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81133268
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 136 days

Subject to lender’s approval of short sale. Open house Sunday August 7 at 1-3pm

Wow, Open House!  Everyone, let’s go to the Open House!  It’s going to be on… um… dang, we missed it!

Comments (3) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 4:08 am

August 24, 2011

Don’t Just Sing Folk Songs, Live in One!

Here’s another flipping find from the Redfin Bay Area forums, thanks to Lysistrata. Wow, talk about a convenient location, upgraded kitchen, and generous oversized lot!  Too bad a flipper got to it ahead of you! Now you have to pay a premium to live here!


46 CARMEL Ave, Daly City, CA 94015


SQ. FT.: 1,150
$/SQ. FT.: $400
LOT SIZE: 3,400 Sq. Ft.
PROPERTY TYPE: Detached Single Family
COMMUNITY: Westlake Heights
COUNTY: San Mateo
MLS#: 81129477
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 29 days

Reduced! Just remodeled, this 3 bed 2 bath home boasts an updated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, new hardwood floors, a new furnace, recessed lighting, and fresh paint inside and out. With an open, inviting floor plan and landscaped front and rear yards, this beautiful home just steps to the ocean is not to be missed! Close to Northridge Park, shopping and freeway access for an easy commute!

imageHardwood, granite, and stainless may await inside, but the real surprise will be finding out who would pay for them given where this house is located!  No wonder the first picture is the kitchen rather than the front yard, but we’re sure you want to see the exterior shots.  In fact, we insist!

Convenient to San Francisco and I-280, this house is perfect for the two-income couple, one with the trendy creative class career in SoMa and the other with an equally high-powered position in Silicon Valley!  Perfect, that is, as long as you never let your colleagues know where you sleep at night.

imageFace it, you should have snapped this opportunity up and sold it to one of your less-entrepreneurial associates.  But there’s hundreds more just like it up and down the street, and all the other streets, so don’t despair!

And “steps to the ocean”?  Looks like about 500 steps.  Anyone know how easy it is to step down that sea cliff?  There is nearby Thornton Beach State Park if you head somewhat north (more than a few 500s of steps), but dang, the state has closed it.


Malvina Reynolds wrote a song in 1962 that epitomized the blandness of tract-house suburbia, built from shoddy construction materials.  What place inspired this classic folk song (called the most sanctimonious song ever by no less than Tom Lehrer)?  Was it Levittown, New York? 

Hell, no, this was an authentic Bay Area composition, triggered by Westlake in Daly City.  Now you can live in the very place that inspired a folk song!

imageThere’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.


And Live the Ticky Tacky Life!

Comments (14) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:03 am

December 2, 2009

Affordable and lucky houses in Daly City

359 IRVINGTON St, Daly City, CA 94014 | MLS# 80941830
359 IRVINGTON St Daly City, CA 94014

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 790
$/Sq. Ft.: $747
Lot Size: 2,500 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Attached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 2
Year Built: 1910
Community: ‘Original’ Daly City
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80941830
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active This listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers.
On Redfin: 75 days
REGULAR SALE !!!! NO WAITING ; -) !!, come see this 2 bedrooms , 1 bathroom upstairs plus 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom downstairs (unwarranted). One block from Mission Street, walking distance to BART and Bus Stations. If you; re tired of waiting !!!

Thanks to Burbed reader sonarrat for this find.

Wow, the investment opportunities keep pouring in. This house comes witn an unwarranted (meaning you don’t really deserve it) 2br/1ba downstairs for you to rent out. Cha-ching!

Of course this probably means you’ll never be able to park your car anywhere… but, hey, revenue trumps everything.

There’s a few other things I love about this listing:

1. The smiley face. It tells you Gen-Y/millennials that the Realtor gets you. He speaks your language. LOL OMG!

2. The yellow and blue house next door. Wow. How awesome would to live next door to that. If you’re a Cal fan you can say it is Bear pride. If you’re a Farm fan, then you can… uh… say that you don’t live in that house. Either way you win!

Comments (78) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:48 am

July 15, 2009

$411k house in Daly City – turn a shipping container into a house?

In light of Sunday’s post on houses for $400,000 across the nation, this week Burbed is featuring a selection of Bay Area houses for the same price.

758 SKYLINE Dr, Daly City, CA 94015 | MLS# 80927229
758 SKYLINE Dr Daly City, CA 94015
Price: $411,000

Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,120
$/Sq. Ft.: $367
Lot Size: 3,300 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Stories: 1
Year Built: 1958
Community: Westlake Terrace
County: San Mateo
MLS#: 80927229
Source: MLSListings
Status: Active
On Redfin: 26 days
This 3 bdrm 1 ba is a must see! Remod kit w/ custom cabinets, tile counter tops, ceramic floors w/ new lighting fixtures. Remodeled bathroom. Wood floors refurnished. Fireplace in living room. Buyers are responsible for $75 doc fee due @ close of escrow. Any offers or counter offers by Indymac bank are not binding unless entire aggrmnt is ratified by partners. Offers to be submitted by 5pm on 6/12.

All the time you hear people demand greater transparency. Well this house offers it. Now, you as the buyer won’t be left wondering “Gosh, who will be paying the $75 doc fee.”

Yes, I know. This could be a potential deal breaker. Sure it is 1.82e-4 of the purchase price, but still – money is money!

So cheers to the listing agent for making this clear. Cheers to the fact that the bank it mentions doesn’t really exist. Cheers to this gerat opportunity to live in a house in Daly City that looks a lot like a shipping container.

Cheers all around!

Comments (18) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:11 am

June 4, 2008

Great investment property idea in Daly City

50 Theta Ave, Daly City 94014

* Status: Active
* Bedroom: 2
* Bathroom: 2
* Year Built: N/A
* Lot Size: 4900
* Square Footage: N/A
* List Date: 7/21/2007
* Garage Spaces: 0
* MLS#: 740690
very close to public tranportation,freeway 280,shopping center,bart 2 bedrooms 1 full bath and kitchen. now rental $1700.00 month to month.seller will carry 2nd

So right now this rents out for $1700 a month. Now, you could rent it, or you could buy it for $499. $499000/(1700*12) is only 24! That’s a pretty good ratio don’t you think?

Not only that, but the seller will carry the mysterious 2nd.

Frankly, this is a fantastic investment opportunity if you ask me. It’s all about cashflow, and cash will be flowing for sure. Wouldn’t you agree?

Comments (12) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:08 am

April 10, 2008

Whatever happened to the yellow house in Daly City

Hey everyone,

I’m sure you’ve been wondering whatever happened to the yellow house in Daly City. To refresh your memory, here’s what happened:

January 2007:

August 2007:

December 2007:

January 2008:


Well, bad news my friends. It’s been sold, so you can’t buy it. It sold for $445k – meaning the new owner scored a sweet $405,000 in instant equity that you didn’t.

Here’s the final sales history:

4/20/2007     $558,763     Trustee’s Deed upon Sale     Resale     Recontrust Co Na     HSBC Bank USA     600316737

5/30/2006     $815,000     Grant Deed     Resale     Serano, Camilo     Cumberworth, Carmen     400528853

4/5/2004          Grant Deed     Resale     Diaz, Jorge N     Melendez, Mayda C     255774005

4/5/2004          Grant Deed     Resale     Calalang, Charito B     Calalang, Tennyson M     255773232

4/5/2004     $575,000     Grant Deed     Resale     Cornelius, Maria L     Serano, Camilo     255766895

4/5/2004          Grant Deed     Resale     Alvarado, Juan A     Cornelius, Maria L     255766767

7/5/1996          Grant Deed     Resale     Cornelius, Edwin E     Cornelius, Maria L     255770445

7/5/1996               Refi     Cornelius, Maria L     Cornelius, Maria L     255768149

6/12/1992     $205,000     Grant Deed     Resale     Fielder, John W &     Cornelius, Edwin&Maria     255771475

Thanks to Burbed reader Renter for notifying me of this!

Comments (33) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:19 am

January 14, 2008

Deal of the Century in Daly City: Auctioned Houses

January 2007:

August 2007:

December 2007:

January 2008:


Oh. My. God.

This is the deal of the century: starting bid, $219k. Previously valued to:  $815k $850k (Thanks to this site!)

If you’re not bidding for this house, I don’t know what’s wrong with you. Obviously the final bid will be closer to $1 million than $219k, so now’s the time to open your checkbook and buy the Daly City house of your dream!

Yellow house, you still have me at hello.

(Thanks to Burbed reader Tracey for this find!)

Comments (14) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:59 am